Last Updated: January 29, 2024
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Net Worth:
$4 Million
Dec 16, 1984 (39 years old)
6 ft (1.85 m)
Actor, Singer, Guitarist
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What Is Theo James' Net Worth?

Theo James is an English actor, producer, and musician who has a net worth of $4 million. Theo James is best known for starring as Tobias "Four" Eaton in "The Divergent Series" film series (2014–2016). Theo has also starred as Walter William Clark, Jr. on "Golden Boy" (2013), Sidney Parker on "Sanditon" (2019), Henry DeTamble on "The Time Traveler's Wife" (2022), and Cameron Sullivan on "The White Lotus" (2022). He has more than 30 acting credits to his name, including the films "Underworld: Awakening" (2012), "Backstabbing for Beginners" (2018), "How It Ends" (2018), "London Fields" (2018), "Lying and Stealing" (2019), "Archive" (2020), and "Dual" (2022) and the television series "Downton Abbey" (2010), and "Bedlam" (2011). James has lent his voice to the TV series "Castlevania" (2018–2021), "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" (2019), and "The Witcher" (2019). He has served as a producer on "Backstabbing for Beginners," "Lying and Stealing," "Archive," and "Sanditon" as well as the films "The Desperate Hour" (2021) and "Alone with You" (2021) and the miniseries "Pepsi, Where's My Jet?" (2022). James was previously the singer and guitarist in a band called Shere Khan. In 2015, he was named a brand ambassador for Hugo Boss, appearing in commercials and print ads for men's fragrances.

Early Life

Theo James was born Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis on December 16, 1984, in High Wycombe, England. Theo is the son of National Health Service worker Jane Martin and business consultant Philip Taptiklis, and he has four older siblings. His heritage is Scottish and Greek, and he grew up in Askett in Buckinghamshire. James studied at Aylesbury Grammar School before earning a philosophy degree from the University of Nottingham. Theo then attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

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In 2009, "Screen International" named James a "Star of Tomorrow." Theo made his TV debut in the 2010 miniseries "A Passionate Woman," and later that year, he guest-starred on the British historical drama "Downton Abbey" and co-starred with Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, and Naomi Watts in the Woody Allen-directed film "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger." In 2011, he appeared in "The Inbetweeners Movie" and played Jed Harper in the first season of the Sky Living supernatural drama "Bedlam." The following year, James guest-starred on "Case Sensitive" and "Room at the Top" and played a vampire named David in the film "Underworld: Awakening," which grossed $160.1 million at the box office. He reprised his role in 2016's "Underworld: Blood Wars." Theo starred as Walter William Clark, Jr. on the 2013 CBS crime drama "Golden Boy," and in 2014, he played Tobias "Four" Eaton in "Divergent," which was based on the 2011 Veronica Roth novel of the same name. James also starred in 2015's "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" and 2016's "The Divergent Series: Allegiant." The "Divergent" film series brought in $765 million at the box office and won several Teen Choice Awards and People's Choice Awards.

Theo appeared in the films "The Benefactor" (2015), "War on Everyone" (2016), "The Secret Scripture" (2016), "Backstabbing for Beginners" (2018), "Zoe" (2018), "How It Ends" (2018), "London Fields" (2018), "Lying and Stealing " (2019), and "Archive" (2020), and from 2018 to 2021, he voiced Hector on the animated Netflix series "Castlevania." In 2019, he starred as Sidney Parker on the British historical drama "Sanditon" and provided the voice of Rek'yr on Netflix's "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance." He also voiced Young Vesemir in a 2019 episode of the Netflix fantasy series "The Witcher" and Vesemir in the 2021 film "The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf." In 2022, James appeared in the films "Dual" and "Mr. Malcolm's List" and starred as Henry DeTamble on "The Time Traveler's Wife" and Cameron Sullivan on "The White Lotus," which both aired on HBO. "The White Lotus" earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination. In November 2022, it was announced that Theo had been cast in the Netflix drama "The Gentlemen," a spin-off of the 2019 Guy Ritchie film of the same name.


Personal Life

Theo met actress Ruth Kearney at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and they married on August 25, 2018. The couple welcomed a daughter in 2021 and a son in 2023. In 2016, James went to Greece with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to "learn more about its activities in the country and the reality of the situation for refugees." In 2023, he traveled to Jordan with the organization and "witnessed the realities of the Azraq Refugee Camp." Theo said of the experience, "The scars of war are not always visible, but there is also an enormous sustained impact. For many, despair is setting in, as they have lost their jobs and cannot provide for their families; others have taken on extremely high debts and face the threat of being evicted. It is as if they were carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. All this while trying to cope with the trauma of war and loss."

Awards and Nominations

In 2023, James received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "The White Lotus," and the cast won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. The series also earned Theo an Astra Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Drama Series, and he shared an INOCA TV nomination for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series with his co-stars. "Pepsi, Where's My Jet?" (which he executive produced) received a nomination for Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series at the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards. James has earned seven Teen Choice Award nominations for the "Divergent" films, winning for Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure for "Divergent" in 2014 and Choice Movie: Liplock (shared with Shailene Woodley) for "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" in 2015. James and Woodley also won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Duo in 2015 and received a Young Hollywood Award nomination for Best On-Screen Couple for "Divergent" in 2014. That year Theo earned a Young Hollywood Award nomination for Fan Favorite Actor – Male as well.

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